Chapters Bayview Village Has It Going On! Coauthors J.R. Matheson & Lee Bice-Matheson Attend an Instore Book Signing

Saturday, November 14th, was the first snowfall for us. We set out early for Toronto, with a stop along the way, and then dropped in to see Douglas Gardham, author of The Actor and The Drive-In at his book signing, Indigo Bay Bloor.

J.R. and I were happy to drop in and see Douglas Gardham at his book signing, Indigo Bay Bloor. Great to see you Douglas.

J.R. and I were happy to drop in and see Douglas Gardham at his book signing, Indigo Bay Bloor. Great to see you Douglas. Congratulations.

Doug often RTs and shares our FB posts, and he dropped in to meet us at The Word On The Street book fair held in Toronto, September 27th. We were thrilled to return the favour. Great to see you working, Doug! Congratulations on all of your success. J.R. and I were anticipating our instore book signing at

I had to post this exquisite sign for Bayview Village.

I had to post this exquisite sign for Bayview Village.

Chapters Bayview Village since it was first booked months ago. Our family visited this bookstore many years ago and wondered what it was like after all of these years. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. From the moment we walked in, we were enthralled with our surroundings. Approached by a staff member upon arrival, he directed us to Andrew who paged our host, Colin. Thank you so much to all of you. It was so nice to be greeted and taken to our table on the second floor with a fabulous location. J.R. and I observed the customers and figured out pretty quickly,

Here we are at Chapters Bayview Village. Love this bookstore. Great location for our table too. Thank you Colin.

Here we are at Chapters Bayview Village. Love this bookstore. Great location for our table too. Thank you Colin. November 14, 2015.

Chapters Bayview Village has many regular, repeat book-buying customers. We were first approached by this young boy who was excited about our series. Quite intelligent, I might add, he asked us many questions about the books, read both of the

Loved this boy's questions for our series. He was so polite, intelligent, and thoughtful. Thank you for stopping by.

Loved this boy’s questions for the Paige Maddison Series. He was so polite, intelligent, and thoughtful. Thank you for stopping by.

novels’ synopses, thought carefully to himself for a few minutes, and then said, “I would love to read your books.” We smiled broadly, of course. J.R. and I do not push our books on anyone. We feel if a customer is interested in ghost stories and the supernatural, and it’s appropriate for them, they’ll buy it. Next, I was seated at the table tweeting about our day, when a young girl ran up to me with her four family members and exclaimed, “I really want to read these books. May I please?

Young lady raced up to us and asked announced she really wanted to read the Paige Maddison Series. We felt famous. Thank you for making our day! We hope you enjoy the books.

Young lady raced up to us and announced she really wanted to read the Paige Maddison Series. We felt famous. Thank you for making our day! We hope you enjoy the books.

I really want to…” We had not spoken a word to her, yet I was signing her books as though she knew us. Thank you so much. You made our day. I was also surprised to find out her name. You see, my family felt bad that we couldn’t connect with my husband’s mom, Barbara, as it was a very busy day for us. This young girl’s name was Barbara, spelled the exact same way. Coincidence? Well, if you’ve read our series, you’ll know the answer to this question. My mentors stopped in and we were all thrilled to see JR Colombo and his lovely wife, Ruth.

Wonderful to see my mentors J.R. Colombo and Ruth Colombo. Truly spectacular you dropped by. Thank you kindly. We enjoyed our visit.

Wonderful to see my mentors J.R. Colombo and Ruth Colombo. Truly spectacular you dropped by. Thank you kindly. We enjoyed our visit.

It is always a pleasure and indeed an honour when they give their stamp of approval on our series. Thank you JR for helping to sell some copies. JR Colombo is Canada’s Master Gatherer, author, and anthologist to over 200 books. Ruth is an insightful poet. Your friendship and mentorship mean the world to me and to my family. Thank you for coming. We sold sets of our series and copies of Wake Me Up Inside, the first book in the series.

This young lady asked lots of intriguing questions about the Paige Maddison Series. Thank you for the conversation.

This young lady asked lots of intriguing questions about the Paige Maddison Series. Thank you for the conversation.

One young girl said, “If I like the first book, I’ll come back and buy the second.” I have no doubt she meant this. We hope you enjoy it. Thankfully, Colin asked us to leave signed copies behind so we are now in our second Chapters bookstore. A young mom and her son approached us and she asked what is the appropriate age for our series. I said 10 years old and above but all ages are reading it. Then I went on to explain that our family spent many hours in Chapters bookstores while J.R. was growing up, just like she was doing with her son. We had a great discussion on the importance of reading and also doing Brain Quest books.

J.R. Matheson is signing Destiny's Gate, again. What a wonderful son and coauthor. Thank you for your partnership, J.R. I am blessed, indeed.

J.R. Matheson is signing Destiny’s Gate, again. What a wonderful son and coauthor. Thank you for your partnership, J.R. I am blessed, indeed.

Thank you for the kind chat. We enjoyed our afternoon spent at Chapters Bayview Village and the many interesting conversations we had. For this blog post, I couldn’t point out who bought our series as Santa is coming very soon. Let’s just say we felt elated to be a part of some of the families’ Christmas gift giving. Thank you so much for including us in your celebration and buying our series.

Thank you for your interest in our series. Remember, I cannot always say who bought it as Santa is coming very soon. :)

Thank you for your interest in our series.

This young lady said if she likes Wake Me Up Inside, she will return to Chapters Bayview Village and buy book two. Awesome! We hope you enjoy book one. Thanks for the interesting conversation.

This young lady said if she likes Wake Me Up Inside, she will return to Chapters Bayview Village and buy book two. Awesome! We hope you enjoy book one. Thanks for the interesting conversation.

If you’ve never been, and live in, or near the Toronto area, or visiting, please drop in and browse this awesome bookstore. They have thought of every kind of gift you can imagine, and there are books galore displayed so well. Thank you Colin for having us.

We loved our afternoon spent at this awesome bookstore: Chapters Bayview Village. Thank you Colin and staff for having us.

We loved our afternoon spent at this awesome bookstore: Chapters Bayview Village. Thank you Colin and staff for having us.

We’d love to return to Chapters Bayview Village with book three.

Father and son! Manager and author. Thank you Kevin for supporting J.R. and I so well. We couldn't do it without you.

Father and son! Manager and author. Thank you Kevin for supporting J.R. and I so well. We couldn’t do it without you.

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